MUSA101-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Musicianship, Harmony and Analysis 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


This course develops competence in rhythmic, melodic and simple harmonic procedures, fundamental music analysis techniques, sight-singing and sight-readings skills and simple harmonizations using keyboard or guitar.

This course builds on the musicianship and theory training begun in MUSA 100. Students will gain skills in writing for four-part choir, using the keyboard as a tool for harmony and analysis, hearing and analysing chord progressions, analysing music in different styles and genres, sight-singing, and notating music hear by ear. The course will be of interest to musicians from different genres of art and popular music.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students who pass this course will:
  • Have highly-developed aural skills, including competence in sight-singing and melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation;
  • Have an understanding of tonal harmony, including diatonic harmony and simple chromatic harmony;
  • Be able to harmonise simple melodies, and perform these harmonisations at the keyboard;
  • Be able to analyse music from score (including scores using C-clefs and transposing instruments);
  • Be able to discern patterns in complex information.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


MUSA100 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School


MUSI112, MUSI171

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Francis Yapp


Roger Buckton


Kim Wood


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Class harmony test 1 20%
Class harmony test 2 20%
Practical Harmony Task 1 20%
Practical Harmony Task 2 20%
Class harmony and aural test 1 10%
Class harmony and aural test 2 10%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Turek, Ralph , McCarthy, Daniel William; Theory for today's musician ; Second edition; Routledge, 2014.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $892.00

International fee $4,313.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities .

All MUSA101 Occurrences

  • MUSA101-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022